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Printing Press and Its “Impact” on Literacy

The advent of the printing press over five hundred years ago may be described as one of the few major significant events in mankind’s history in terms of the greatest impact on literacy. Before paper and print were invented, oral … Continue reading

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Modern English, Punctuation, and Word Separation

Introduction Thinking back to when I first learned to read in English, I was taught to read aloud.  I was taught to sound out the words.  While learning to read, I was also taught to write.  It was imperative that … Continue reading

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The Recognized Origins of Sign Language

Hello classmates, I have decide to submit my assignment a few ways.  First you will find a video I made (I am a amateur); next you will find a transcript of what I said in the video; finally is the … Continue reading

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“Pointing” and the Spaces Between Words

Introduction Reading today is a silent and solitary activity, in the West its roots lay in the oral tradition. Saenger (1997), who has researched the spaces between words and punctuation extensively, notes that reading was originally an oral activity, and … Continue reading

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How the widespread dissemination of print changed human thought process

I decided to present my research as a video. It’s a little outside the box… so any feedback would be very much appreciated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgfrMwW7RoQ I apologize for the print being hard to read. When I uploaded the video to youtube … Continue reading

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How the Fall of Rome Leads to the Development of the Gutenberg Press

World Web and Networking: Laying the Foundation By Laura Bonnor, ETEC 540 New technology such as the World Wide Web and Social Networking have made dramatic changes within our society over the past few years, however I would posit that … Continue reading

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The Penny Press

Please follow the link to read my research paper on Benjamin Day and the rise of the Penny Newspaper. Penny Press Heather

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The Invention of the Telephone

Please click on the link below to view my research paper: The Invention of the Telephone Melanie

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From Stage to Screen: The Rise of Cinema

It is easy to notice the technological advancements that have occurred in theatre if we compare some of the first outdoor stages that were built by hand thousands of years ago to some of the most high-tech, multi-sensory cinemas that … Continue reading

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Braille as a text technology (Assignment 3)

In a society that places a high value on the ability to read and write, those with visual disabilities were once at a tremendous educational loss and not able to participate fully in society. The current technology available to those … Continue reading

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